5A Asus error code
I have been tasked with moving some computers around at work. I moved an older x79 machine from one desk to another and after I got every up and running the computer wouldn't post and started giving me an 5A error. This computer was working just fine the day before I moved it. The 5A error according to Asus has something to do with the CPU. I have remove the CPU and checked for bent pins (there wasn't any). I restated my ram, power cables, and cpu but still have the same error. I left the motherboard in the case so I haven't tried to breadboard the computer yet. My boss seems to think that I could have possibly caused a static shock the motherboard and fried it because he's never had an Intel cpu die on him. However, the 5A error code literally tells me it's a CPU issue. I have to make a decision to buy a new CPU or motherboard for this computer and I'm not sure what to do now with my boss telling me to replace the motherboard.
Should I do a breadboard test before making a final decision?
Are these errors only due a bad cpu or could I be dealing with a bad motherboard?
I'm just trying to figure out the best way to proceed before spending the companies money on new components.